Common Loon Migration Update: May 6, 1999
Today's Report Includes:
The Loons Have Landed!
1. Here are the Sightings Per Day, between
March and May:
Don't Hold Your Breath!
Some people have watched a loon dive down and not see it come back up for longer than 5 minutes. And someone once clocked a loon's dive at 10 minutes! But many ornithologists believe these records are not accurate.
Most of the time loons dive head first, but they can also slowly sink into the water. Like all birds, loons have balloon-like air sacs that hold a large volume of the air they breathe.
Final Report and Answers to Challenge Questions
We've asked so many questions this week, and there are a few from past reports not yet answered. Therefore, we'll post one more loon update this spring, and answers to all the remaining questions out there.
How to Respond to Today's Challenge Question
Please respond to only one question per e-mail message.
1. Address an e-mail message to: email@example.com
2. In the Subject Line of your message write: Challenge Question #10 (or #11, #12, #13)
3. In the body of each message, answer one of the questions above.
The FINAL Loon Migration Update Will be Posted on May 20, 1999.
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